Richard Ablin, Ph.D.

Richard Ablin, Ph.D., is a professor of pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Arizona Cancer Center and BIO5 Institute in Tucson Arizona.  A pioneer in prostate cancer research and immunotherapy, Dr. Ablin discovered PSA in 1970 and for decades has fought against the misuse of his discovery for screening of prostate cancer.  He helped to produce a documentary on the topic called The second Opinion. He authored a New York Times op-ed piece called “The Great Prostate Mistake” and is the author of The Great Prostate Hoax, which describes in detail how PSA testing became common practice even though it is not a marker for cancer.